No idea what to do with your Mum on Mother’s Day? Never fear, The RiotACT is here to give you plenty of ideas on how to spoil your Mother on her special day.
From breakfast, lunch, and high teas, to Raiders, fun runs, sing-alongs and other events across Canberra, there is an option for everyone this Sunday.
Mother’s Day – Places to eat
1. Contentious Character
With a three course meal, a glass of bubbles on arrival for mum, and a gorgeous vineyard view amongst the hills of Wamboin, Contentious Character is a great option for a Mother’s Day lunch this Sunday. Book here.
2. Mother’s Day at Pialligo Estate
Treat your Mum to a long leisurely three-course Mother’s Day lunch at the Estate in the Glasshouse with a luxurious sharing menu starting with a glass of sparkling wine or beer. Purchase tickets here.
3. Mother’s Day Breakfast at the National Zoo & Aquarium
Treat mum on her special day to Breakfast at the Zoo with early zoo entry! Beat the crowds and enter the zoo an hour early and enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast in the brand new Rhino Bistro, surrounded by the animals in the new viewing park. Sit inside in the comfort of the bistro or enjoy the morning outside in the beautiful gardens – or even watch the rhinos or giraffes start their day. For more information, click here.
4. Lunch and Bubbles at Capitol Bar and Grill
Capitol Bar and Grill is hosting the perfect Mother’s Day lunch to celebrate all the lovely mums out there. Prepare for a day of pure deliciousness with all mums to be treated to a glass of champagne upon arrival, then feast on a fantastic 3-course menu of your choosing. Enjoy a day all about mum and make the most of your time with her in total luxury and decadence. Book here.
5. Mother’s Day at Lake George Winery
Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a three-course lunch overlooking the iconic Lake George. The locally sourced menu is sure to satiate the whole family’s appetite. Find out more here.
6. Mother’s Day at The Conservatory Restaurant
Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day by taking her to the iconic National Arboretum Canberra. They have a three-course meal which includes a glass of sparkling for $59 per person. Bookings are essential.
7. Mother’s Day at Rose Cottage
Spend Mother’s Day out at The Rose Cottage with some great food, a tasty drop and some laid-back tunes. Book now.
Mother’s Day – Things to do
1. The Mother’s Day Classic
The Mother’s Day Classic will be held at Lake Burley Griffin, with pink-clad participants completing a 5km walk, 5km run or 10km run. Now in its 11th year, this event raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Register as a family and support and remember those affected by breast cancer. See here for details.
2. The National Gallery of Australia Movie Marathon
The National Gallery will be showing free movies as part of a Mother’s Day Movie Marathon, with movies like To Catch A Thief, The Pink Panther and Diamonds Are Forever. The screenings are free, however, bookings are essential. Click here for details of all the movies.
3. Raiders vs Sharks at GIO Stadium
The Canberra Raiders will be playing a home game if your Mum is a fan of the footy! The two sides have had a strong rivalry in recent seasons and this looks set to continue in 2018. Book in early to get her the best seats in the house! Kickoff 4:10 pm. Buy tickets here.
4. Mothers Day Bird Walk at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Take an easy walk around the wetlands with a Canberra bird expert to learn more about the amazing array of bird life we have right here in the middle of Canberra! With 136 bird species recorded at the wetlands, you never know what you might find. Find out more here.
5. Handmade Market – Mother’s Day
Canberra’s award-winning Handmade Market is on five times a year but this market will be all about Mum. Find gifts from talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and producers from all over Australia. Handmade Market is an indoor event showcasing over 260 Australian designer/producers. All products on sale are Australian made and designed. More details are here.
6. Mamma Mia Sing-Along Mother’s Day Screening
Mamma Mia! Here we go again! Calling all Dancing Queens! Dress up, show us your moves and belt out those tunes to MAMMA MIA at Limelight’s special sing-along screening this Mothers day! More here.
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day in Canberra? Let us know below.